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Fuel Cell Powered Airport Ground Support Equipment Deployment

Funding: $2,500,000

Open Date: 04/25/2012

Close Date: 07/20/2012

Funding Organization: Energy Department, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Fuel Cell Technologies Program

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0000701


DOE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Program seeks applications for projects to demonstrate and deploy fuel cell hybrid ground support equipment (GSE) vehicles at airport and/or air freight distribution center sites. Packaged solutions for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell systems (5 to 20 kW) fueled by hydrogen with the ability to power a baggage tow tractor with 3,000 to 6,000 pounds (1,362 to 2,722 kg) towing capability for a minimum of 10 hours of continuous operation and 5,000 total hours are sought. Applications must focus on developing, deploying, and validating systems in the field under real world operating conditions. The target market is commercial airports and air freight distribution centers used by passenger airlines and air freight industries. Approximately $2,500,000 in FY 2012 DOE funding is expected to be available for new awards under this announcement. DOE anticipates making 1–3 awards under this announcement depending on the size of the awards.  

For more information, see the full solicitation.

Additional Information:

Full Text: Amendment 002 Fuel Cell Powered Airport Ground Support Equipment Deployment

Required Application Documents:

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Full Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

Contact Information:

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Last updated: 06/27/2012

Funding amounts and schedules are subject to change.